Santorum bolsters comms team as profile grows

Alice Stewart, former national spokeswoman for Michele Bachmann, has joined Rick Santorum's team as national press secretary.

Alice Stewart, former national spokeswoman for Michele Bachmann during her failed presidential campaign, has joined Rick Santorum's team as national press secretary. Hogan Gidley, part of the Santorum campaign's communications team, tweeted her arrival. 

The @RickSantorum campaign welcomes @alicetweet Alice Stewart to our communications team as our National Press Secretary #momentum #gameon

— J. Hogan Gidley (@JHoganGidley) February 11, 2012

No stranger to the trail, Stewart was national press secretary for Mike Huckabee during his bid for the 2008 Republican nomination. Her website says she is a former newscaster, too.

Her first day with Santorum was Monday when she worked from home, according to this ABC story.

Instead, Stewart, who was brought aboard thanks to a fresh infusion of cash following the former Pennsylvania senator's primary and caucus wins last week, spent the day on a series of conference calls that she fielded from her home office in Little Rock, Ark.

She talked strategy with a handful of senior staff and volunteers in states as far-flung as South Carolina, Virginia, Iowa and Tennessee, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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